Emory Goizueta Students Gather on West Coast for the Modular MBA Program

first_img About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer RelatedThe Atlanta Metro’s Top Online MBAsWith its status as the country’s eight-largest economy and the world’s seventeenth largest, the Atlanta Metro stands tall as one of the best locations in which to pursue an MBA. The city boasts a rich concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and it is also home to such global giants as…December 30, 2016In “Featured Home”The Best Executive MBAs in AtlantaThe city of Atlanta might just become the next hot spot for business. The southern city’s population increased by more than 90,000 last year, and it’s likely to grow even more. Right now, it’s the ninth-largest metro statistical area in the country—clinging to the top 10 in the U.S. This…September 18, 2017In “Advice”Emory Goizueta Initiates Pilot Program to Enhance Global Immersion ExperienceGlobalization is a key feature of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. There’s an eye on international business throughout the university, coming in many forms. In lectures, students spend hours pouring over case studies from around the world. In addition, 17 percent of the current Class of 2021 are international students…June 27, 2018In “Atlanta” The modular MBA program at the Emory University Goizueta Business School gathered together students, alumni and business leaders across several cities for a week-long immersion experience earlier this summer.The Modular MBA for Executives (MEMBA) program at Goizueta is broken into a hybrid of 70 percent of a face-to-face learning experience and 30 percent distance learning. Offering students the chance for both flexible, online work along with in-person residencies and immersive experiences, MEMBA is the perfect choice for a executives in a wide variety of industries. This past June, the new West Coast Business Practice Immersion gathered together MEMBA students for a chance at networking and learning in Seattle, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Located in one of the country’s largest business and technology centers, the West Coast Business Practice Immersion offered MEMBA students the chance to visit top companies like Starbucks, Fitbit and Amazon, as well as inviting a number of guest speakers and offering opportunities for networking with alumni. The companies represented came from a wide demographic, some dating back to 1975, whereas others launched earlier this decade. Half of the companies had a market cap of more than $100 billion, while two were only in the startup phases. Some of the speakers included figures like Survey Monkey CEO Zander Lurie, an Emory BBA/MBA alumni, and Andy Simpson, Creative Strategist at Facebook.“From the outside looking in, one might not expect that Goizueta as an east coast business school would have such a deep west coast presence,” said Andrea Hershatter, an Entrepreneurship Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Goizueta’s BBA Program. “However, each one of our visits was supported by alumni, most of whom are senior-level decision makers in their organizations. The end result was a Goizueta-specific immersion that provided access and transparency far beyond traditional company visits.” regions: Atlantalast_img read more